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Westminster Cultural Council

The Westminster Cultural Council is a community group committed to providing a broad range of cultural programs to the residents of our town. Support for the arts is evidenced here by the annual allocation of town funds that enhances our state funding. For many years we have supported programs in our schools, town library and senior center in addition to town-wide music and art events. Our audience ranges from preschoolers to senior citizens, and participation has been strong and enthusiastic.

Contact

Patricia McAllister
pmcallister25@comcast.net
978-874-5859

Address
11 South Street
Westminster, MA 01473-1534

Application Information

FY24 Allocation

$7,400

FY24 Local Priorities

The Westminster Cultural Council receives public funding to provide grants for the people of Westminster. Funding to support the arts, humanities, interpretive sciences, visual arts, performing arts, and historians. We also support community, business and civic groups, social service organizations, schools, youth and senior associations.

FY24 Local Guidelines

Westminster Cultural Council Guidelines 
1. The applicant’s program must benefit the citizens of Westminster. 
2. The applicant, if not a Westminster resident, must submit a letter of support from the venue.
3. Each applicant must apply online at https://massculturalcouncil.smartsimple.com/
4. If the grant application is for an event that services people from Westminster and other communities, those other communities’ Cultural Councils should also be solicited for funds.
5. Programs at the middle and high school should be funded by both towns’ cultural councils.  We will accept applications for cultural field trips for children pre-K through 12th grade by subsidizing the cost of ticket price and/or transportation.

6. The goal of the Westminster Cultural Council is to fund diverse programs for a variety of audiences/participants.

7. We encourage the applicant to seek and include on the application matching funds.

8. The window of eligibility for grant reimbursement/acceptance will be the calendar year following the grant deadline of October 17th.  Projects must be completed between January 1 and December 31st.
Applicants complete their applications online and submit them directly through
the online system at http://mcc.smartsimple.com by Tuesday, October 17, 2023.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Bates III, Davis R. Under One Sky: A Song and Story Celebration $375
Crocker Pond Recreation Committee Literature, Science and Nature $1,200
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $300
Dworkin, Motoko Tales of Now & Zen: An Evening of Stories for Adults $650
Fitchburg Art Museum, Inc. 88th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft $300
Forbush Memorial Library Little Spark Theater $525
Forbush Memorial Library 2024 Great Decisions Seminar $775
Fullerton, Sean Acoustic Memories $350
Hart, Francis “The “Me” Decade - A Cultural Review of the 1970s Through Music $400
Kirouac, Daniel Concert for Council on Aging/Senior Center $275
MUSIC Dance.edu Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $500
MUSIC Dance.edu I am Autistic I am Fantastic - The Musical $580
Oakmont Regional High School Oakmont Alumni Art Exhibition $500
Oakmont Regional High School Author Visit with Jennifer De Leon $2,000
Rull, Thomas E. "A Musical Journey Through the Years" $425
West, Emily Spanish classes for community children $965
Westminster Agricultural Commission Westminster Farmers' Market Entertainment $1,500
Westminster Elementary School Peter Reynolds Virtual Classroom Visit $1,750


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